Mike Tyson, Pam Anderson Join “God Little”

Werner Herzog’s new film continues to assemble an eclectic cast with Mike Tyson and Pamela Anderson in talks to star in Herzog’s film adaptation of the award-winning coming-of-age tale “Vernon God Little” at Canana Films.

Based on DBC Pierre’s 2003 debut novel, the story is set in a small Texan border town. A violent school shooting is perpetrated by a bullied loner who guns down six classmates and then himself.

Vernon (Austin Abrams), his only friend, not only witnesses the suicide he then becomes a suspect in the shootings. Despite the dark subject matter, the tone is said to be that of a satirical black comedy about America’s fame and violence obsessions.

Tyson would plan an ax murderer while Anderson’s role is undisclosed. Russell Brand and Sasha Pieterse are also onboard as a scheming newspaper reporter and Vernon’s love interest respectively.

Andrew Birkin (“Perfume: The Story of a Murderer”) adapted the script with filming to begin this summer in Mexico.

Source: THR